An Indian Election

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Damon Kluge

Kluge is an AI researcher and quizzing geek who believes we should do open borders to own the libs. He is on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Pinky says:

    Thanks for doing this. I’m curious, the terms liberal and conservative vary so much in meaning between countries; what do they mean for India? Are the terms even used there? Who is responsible for the move away from heavy regulation?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Pinky says:

      If one of the axes is the caste system, I imagine that “conservative” means “we need to keep the caste system” and “reactionary” means “we need to go back to the raj and keep the caste system”.

      And correct me if I’m reading the above right but the “progressive” view is that we need to move to a single, unified, language?Report

    • Avatar Damon Kluge in reply to Pinky says:

      Hi, thanks for reading this ! I don’t think Conservative is used much as a term of self-identification in India, though Liberal is occasionally used. But in context, whether one is “Liberal” or not exclusively refers to one’s social views (i.e. belief in whether pre-marital sex is okay), not really about politics.Report

  2. Avatar JoeSal says:

    Excellent post.

    Which faction defends the idea of individual sovereignty the most?Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Good stuff.

    I imagine that pro vs anti Pakistan is still a driver of some India politics, but has pro vs anti China still exert any shaping effect? And for that matter, does pro vs anti US/UK create a seam? (is there enough residual specific history with UK that its relationship is of a completely different characteristic than the US relationship?)Report

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